The story of Hobbs began in 1995 when Greg and Allison’s next-door neighbour, and outstanding winemaker Chris Ringland, made their first few vintages. The Hobbs and Chris have enjoyed many a long and animated discussion, in the vineyard, and over meals paired with a glass of wine or two, as they blended thoughts and ideas that have formed the individual style of their wines.
Since then, Chris has directed them on the right path by guiding them in making their own wine, while joining them as a consultant and friend.
Hobbs of Barossa is similarly fortunate to work with Pete Schell (Spinifex Wines) who has been a winemaker with them for the past 10 years. He now focuses on the Gregor, Tin Lids and Viognier as well as the semi dried dessert wine and fortified wine. Pete has a sensational palate and nose as well as superb winemaking skills. He believes in the quality and influence of fruit and has inordinate integrity and honesty that is revealed in his winemaking style.
With a strong belief in their own fruit, the team’s combined skills and their desire to make only wines of exceptional quality, Hobbs are becoming one of Australia’s premium labels.